Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 117 116
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 -34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 717 818 1,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.41% 2.80% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.22% 10.06% 9.14%
Number of salaries quoted 613 743 959
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,350 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,775 8,134 11,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.18% 27.81% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6,107 6,605 9,567
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +27 285 £50,000 +25.00% 31
Surrey -6 205 £40,000 -1.23% 14
Berkshire +68 197 £55,000 +15.79% 13
Hampshire -23 149 £35,000 - 12
Buckinghamshire -11 68 £45,000 +28.57% 14
Kent -22 40 £32,500 - 3
West Sussex -24 21 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Oxfordshire -27 20 £37,000 +2.78% 4
East Sussex -16 12 £57,000 +62.86% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £36,375 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 568 (79.22%) Microsoft
2 420 (58.58%) MCSE
3 389 (54.25%) Windows
4 302 (42.12%) Active Directory
5 268 (37.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 226 (31.52%) VMware
7 218 (30.40%) ITIL
8 215 (29.99%) Office 365
9 210 (29.29%) MCSA
10 184 (25.66%) Windows Server
11 152 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 146 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 143 (19.94%) Degree
14 140 (19.53%) SQL Server
15 137 (19.11%) SQL
16 134 (18.69%) Hyper-V
17 122 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 122 (17.02%) MCP
18 112 (15.62%) Cisco Certification
19 109 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
20 97 (13.53%) Cisco
21 96 (13.39%) CCNA
22 93 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
23 90 (12.55%) MCITP
24 89 (12.41%) MS Exchange
25 84 (11.72%) WAN
26 83 (11.58%) Firewall
27 78 (10.88%) Linux
27 78 (10.88%) .NET
28 75 (10.46%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 89 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 39 (5.44%) SharePoint
5 36 (5.02%) IIS
6 24 (3.35%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.12%) CMS
12 7 (0.98%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.70%) DataSynapse
14 3 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.28%) Sitefinity
15 2 (0.28%) WordPress
16 1 (0.14%) Confluence
16 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
16 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 93 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.42%) BPCS
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) Lawson
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 268 (37.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 215 (29.99%) Office 365
3 109 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (4.18%) PaaS
6 28 (3.91%) SaaS
7 27 (3.77%) IaaS
8 25 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (2.51%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.53%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (1.53%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (1.53%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.53%) Serverless
12 10 (1.39%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.98%) GitHub
14 4 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 84 (11.72%) WAN
2 83 (11.58%) Firewall
3 72 (10.04%) DNS
4 69 (9.62%) LAN
5 61 (8.51%) DHCP
6 54 (7.53%) SAN
7 41 (5.72%) TCP/IP
8 39 (5.44%) Network Security
9 26 (3.63%) VPN
10 17 (2.37%) VoIP
11 16 (2.23%) NAS
12 15 (2.09%) Wireless
13 14 (1.95%) Internet
13 14 (1.95%) Skype
13 14 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (1.53%) VLAN
16 8 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.12%) MPLS
17 5 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.37%) MySQL
4 16 (2.23%) RDBMS
5 15 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.67%) Power BI
6 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
7 11 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.84%) SSDT
11 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.56%) JIRA
6 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.28%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.28%) MSI
7 2 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.28%) Xcode
8 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.14%) GCC
8 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 68 (9.48%) Finance
2 39 (5.44%) Retail
3 28 (3.91%) Advertising
4 26 (3.63%) Publishing
5 20 (2.79%) Legal
5 20 (2.79%) Marketing
6 14 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.28%) Billing
8 2 (0.28%) Law
8 2 (0.28%) Local Government
8 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Banking
9 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (13.53%) Analyst
2 90 (12.55%) Support Engineer
3 83 (11.58%) Architect
4 82 (11.44%) IT Support
5 75 (10.46%) Developer
6 58 (8.09%) Consultant
7 54 (7.53%) IT Engineer
8 53 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 48 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (6.56%) Cloud Architect
11 43 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
12 41 (5.72%) Administrator
12 41 (5.72%) IT Support Engineer
13 39 (5.44%) Support Analyst
14 38 (5.30%) C# Developer
15 36 (5.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 32 (4.46%) C# Software Developer
17 31 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
17 31 (4.32%) Software Developer
18 28 (3.91%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.88%) .NET
2 55 (7.67%) ASP.NET
3 39 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 37 (5.16%) JSON
5 30 (4.18%) HTML
6 28 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 27 (3.77%) jQuery
8 26 (3.63%) Middleware
9 25 (3.49%) Web Services
10 24 (3.35%) React
11 18 (2.51%) .NET Core
11 18 (2.51%) ASP.NET Core
12 17 (2.37%) Ajax
12 17 (2.37%) CSS
13 15 (2.09%) OAuth
13 15 (2.09%) SAML
14 13 (1.81%) NHibernate
15 12 (1.67%) RESTful
16 7 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.39%) Self-Motivation
2 47 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 43 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 37 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.63%) iPad
6 23 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (3.07%) CESG
7 22 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (2.65%) NHS
9 18 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.09%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.95%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.95%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.81%) AS400
12 13 (1.81%) Clustering
13 12 (1.67%) iPhone
14 11 (1.53%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.53%) Private Cloud
15 10 (1.39%) iSeries
16 9 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 389 (54.25%) Windows
2 184 (25.66%) Windows Server
3 146 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (10.88%) Linux
6 75 (10.46%) Windows 7
7 60 (8.37%) Windows 10
8 52 (7.25%) Windows 8
9 24 (3.35%) CentOS
10 17 (2.37%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.53%) Unix
12 11 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.70%) Android
14 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (30.40%) ITIL
2 74 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (9.76%) Project Management
5 68 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 62 (8.65%) Migration
7 55 (7.67%) Incident Management
8 52 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 48 (6.69%) MVC
9 48 (6.69%) Presales
10 47 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 46 (6.42%) ITIL V3
12 42 (5.86%) ITSM
13 41 (5.72%) PRINCE2
14 40 (5.58%) Strategic Thinking
15 39 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 38 (5.30%) Mentoring
17 37 (5.16%) Customer Requirements
18 36 (5.02%) Change Management
18 36 (5.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (19.11%) SQL
2 73 (10.18%) JavaScript
3 71 (9.90%) C#
4 64 (8.93%) PowerShell
5 50 (6.97%) Python
6 36 (5.02%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.09%) Java
8 13 (1.81%) C
9 11 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.98%) VBA
12 6 (0.84%) C++
12 6 (0.84%) Scala
13 5 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.28%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.28%) Ruby
15 1 (0.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 420 (58.58%) MCSE
2 210 (29.29%) MCSA
3 143 (19.94%) Degree
4 122 (17.02%) MCP
5 112 (15.62%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (13.39%) CCNA
7 90 (12.55%) MCITP
8 53 (7.39%) Security Cleared
9 51 (7.11%) MCTS
10 49 (6.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 42 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 39 (5.44%) A+ Certification
13 34 (4.74%) CCNP
14 32 (4.46%) SC Cleared
15 22 (3.07%) RHCA
16 21 (2.93%) DBS Check
17 20 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
18 18 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
19 16 (2.23%) Network+ Certification
20 15 (2.09%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (9.21%) SLA
2 34 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.07%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.53%) GDPR
5 8 (1.12%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.98%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.84%) PMO
8 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.56%) QA
9 3 (0.42%) HL7
10 2 (0.28%) COBIT
10 2 (0.28%) GAMP
10 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 302 (42.12%) Active Directory
2 152 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (18.69%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.58%) vSphere
5 20 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.65%) XenApp
7 11 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.26%) Firmware
9 9 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.12%) DFS Replication
10 8 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.84%) UAG
12 6 (0.84%) vCloud
13 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.42%) Docker
13 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 72 (10.04%) SCCM
2 22 (3.07%) Ansible
3 20 (2.79%) SCOM
4 13 (1.81%) WSUS
5 9 (1.26%) SCSM
6 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.56%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.42%) Nagios
9 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.42%) vMotion
10 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.28%) Puppet
10 2 (0.28%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 568 (79.22%) Microsoft
2 226 (31.52%) VMware
3 97 (13.53%) Cisco
4 70 (9.76%) Citrix
5 54 (7.53%) HP
6 38 (5.30%) Apple
7 35 (4.88%) Oracle
8 32 (4.46%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.21%) IBM
10 20 (2.79%) Dell
11 18 (2.51%) SolarWinds
12 16 (2.23%) NetApp
13 15 (2.09%) Ivanti
14 11 (1.53%) Google
15 10 (1.39%) Meraki
16 8 (1.12%) Capita
16 8 (1.12%) Sophos
17 7 (0.98%) Avaya
17 7 (0.98%) Intel
17 7 (0.98%) Veeam